LEGO Education is coming to Boston – Boston.com
Welcome Bostonâ€™s newest resident: LEGO.
Mayor Marty Walsh on Thursday confirmed that LEGO Education North America will move its headquarters from Kansas to Boston, adding 75 jobs to the area. The remarks came during Walshâ€™s speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
LEGO Education is a a subset of the LEGO Group that specializes in creating learning solutions for preschools and classrooms by incorporating an understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through practical demonstration.
â€œWe selected Boston based on its strong potential to support LEGO Educationâ€™s long term strategy, including a unique-education industry ecosystem, unmatched education partner network, digital environment, and quicker and easier access to our office in Billund, Denmark,â€ Trisha McDonell, Global Public Relations Manager of LEGO Education, said in a release.
Those in Kansas are disappointed to lose the education wing of the toy-block company, and not every employee is making the move, according to a May article in Kansas paper The Morning Sun
That means when LEGO Education arrives in Boston, theyâ€™ll have a few positions to fillâ€”some of which are already posted on LinkedIn.
The LEGOLAND Discover Center opened in Somervilleâ€™s Assembly Row in 2014, featuring attractions like rides and a 4D movie theater with sensory effects. But rememberâ€”if you want to walk around the LEGO fantasy world, you have to have a child in tow.
LEGO Education CEO Colin Gillespie was in attendance at the Chamber meeting this morning.
Take a tour of LEGOLAND Discovery Center